When Cork Display Rails Fail

School Cork Rail Fail by ashanging.com

How often do we say, or hear someone else saying, “Wow, how times have changed”? This may be a common utterance, especially the older we get or the farther away from something we’re removed. And while it is often profoundly true, it never ceases to amaze me that as much as some things change, some seem to remain the same … whether the status quo is beneficial or not. Here’s a classic case in point … The front of a … Read more >

The Myth of Hanging Aids

Art Gallery Wall using Click Rail System, by AS Hanging Display Systems

Recently an article appeared on Builderonline.com featuring WalabotDIY, a 3D- imaging sensor that “allows homeowners and professionals alike to see behind the walls with an X-ray vision app of sorts.” Many uses for this sensor were mentioned such as “mounting shelving, locating a pesky leak, or drilling into a wall without the fear of hitting a pipe or electrical wire,” and most sound very helpful for your DIY projects. There’s one use, however, which we feel strongly requires a counter … Read more >

How to Create a Cool Architecture Display

Architecture Display using ashanging.com Panel Hook.

Every once in a while a client shares photos of how they’ve used our products that just “wow” us. Well, recently it happened again. The Center for Architecture in Sarasota, FL sent in photos of their exhibit titled, “Naked – The Architecture of Guy Peterson”. What is The Center for Architecture? As stated on their website, “The Center for Architecture Sarasota seeks to foster the public’s understanding of the influence of architecture in enriching the Sarasota region. A place where students, … Read more >

How to Secure All Your Art and Photo Wall Hangings

Secure Gripper Hook

Need to keep a strong grip on your framed art and photography wall displays? We can help you hold onto those items, and keep them safe and sound, with our newest self-gripping hook, Secure Gripper Hook. Just as with all our self-gripping hooks, this picture hanging hardware product is compatible with all of our cables and cords. Simply insert our cable/cord into the top of the hook and slide it into place. The internal self-gripping mechanism will immediately hold. Then … Read more >

How to Hang a Poster in 2016

Fixate™ Poster Hanger by ashanging.com

Remember back to your teenage years when your walls were smattered with posters of your favorite teenage passion, whether it was rock bands, fast cars, hot girls, hot boys, your favorite sport, what have you? Remember marring that cool poster with all those thumbtack holes or torn corners from putting the posters in just the right spot, only to move them when a new passion or poster was added to the collection? And the holes in the walls, and tape … Read more >

Spring into a Home Makeover in 2016

Add a pop of color with cushions.

There’s no time like spring to reflect on your environment and how it can be improved. With the passing of winter, many of us are anxious for a new beginning. Your home’s interior design and organization can affect everything in your life—your mood, your well-being, even your relationships. Beautifying your home with a home makeover can provide you with a much-needed pick-me-up and could even help you accomplish a lingering New Year’s resolution. That being said, good interior design is … Read more >

Wall Trees for the Holidays

DIY Holiday Wall Tree

Honestly, the inspiration for this story comes from the Holiday 2015 issue of Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazine. Please see the online version of the inspiring story. One of our team received this magazine at his home and the article titled “Branch Out” was the genesis for this DIY Christmas-themed wall tree. This was initially designed as a simple holiday decoration but after completion of the project it became obvious that this would also be the perfect solution for small space … Read more >

How To Hang Art on a Stone or Brick Fireplace

Stone Fireplace Ceiling Track Art Hanging System

Recently we had a homeowner inquire with us as to how to hang an art display on a stone fireplace. This person has a beautiful stone fireplace in his home (as you’ll soon see in the photos below) that he didn’t want to mar by putting holes into either the stone or the grout work. We love it when these questions are brought to our attention so we can share our solutions. We’ll begin by showing you the “before” and … Read more >

How to Create a 3D Art Display

3 Dimensional Art Display in Library Media Center.

Last week we shared a Customer’s Corner “How To…” post showcasing one library’s approach on how to create a Boardless® Bulletin Board. To continue the library theme, this week’s post explores how to create a 3D art display, which has been very cleverly designed using our Tensioned Cable System. I absolutely love the playfulness in this art exhibit. The Boucherville Library, located in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada worked in conjunction with the Quebec Province Department of Education to create an interactive media … Read more >

How to Creatively Use a Bulletin Bar

Casso® Display Rail in schools,

Over the past couple of years we’ve shared various articles showcasing Casso® Display Rail. Each of these posts shares a unique product application, however there are still some misconceptions that Casso Display Rail has a single function with a single approach. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. So we decided to prepare a compilation to broaden the perceptions about this product. Here are some examples of its wide variety of uses. Casso Display Rail in the Workplace Does your … Read more >